Sticks and Stones

Today it’s Roseanne and Bill Maher on the internet twitter world.  Both accused of using language unbecoming of their profession and inappropriate for a number of reasons.  The Roseanne show has been canceled by the Disney company but HBO hasn’t done anything about Bill Maher’s comments as of yet.

It makes me think of the saying we used as kids, “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me”  Maybe we should use it again!!

“Blessings on your journey”

Resilience from the Heart

Greg Braden in his new book “Resilience from the heart” suggests that a “new normal” is replacing the familiar world of our past—an uncharted territory of extremes ranging from social change and climate change to the uncertainty of jobs, finances, careers, and the stress these changes bring to our lives.  I agree with Greg that we are living in a new world of extremes and see it simply as change, change that is transformational where we are pushed from an old normal into a new normal space.

He sees people all over the world agreeing with him as he shares his theories and facts.  He also suggests that in order to adapt to change we must first acknowledge and mourn the passing of the world that’s disappearing in order to thrive in the new normal.  I love this part because it is what I do everyday as I guide those challenged by loss to a new normal space. Most people he speaks with agree with how healing it is for us to acknowledge the new normal, openly and honestly. But their body language often showed him other things as well, some that were less comfortable.  He learned quickly, for example, when the audience became stretched to connect with what he was sharing. And perhaps most important, he learned from their body language when they couldn’t connect with the information at all. From moments of dead silence, broken by sporadic throat clearing and the shifting of chairs, to people exiting for an early bathroom break, it was obvious when he had crossed beyond the comfort zone of accepted ideas.  I see this in my work and truthfully everyday in people.  Some conversations I want to have or ideas I have, cannot be heard by some.   There is a place where information challenges the very essence of our being and often we dont have the tools to go with and process.  It is a function of our resilience and to some a physical threat.

The best science of the 21st century now echoes the spirit of our most ancient and cherished spiritual traditions. Both reveal that the key to resilience begins in our heart. Whether you’re facing health issues yourself, helping loved ones through overwhelming life issues, managing impossible finances, or feeling overwhelmed by the extremes of a volatile world, his book “Resilience from the Heart” is written with you in mind. Within these pages you’ll find everything you need to embrace the biggest challenges in life and do so in a healthy way.

You can download the ebook for free at

If the link doesn’t work email me and I’ll copy you the email I received. Oh, and by the way my book “Living and Dying” speaks to these issues as well 🙂

”Blessings on your journey”


Memorial Day

Whatever is held and listened to will show us where it lives to the world and in us.  Mark Nepo

As we hold the Memorial Day holiday where it lives in the world and in us, we have the opportunity to recognize and reflect on the affects of war and service to our country.   During my lifetime and the lifetimes before us, young men, and now women have put themselves in the line of fire facing the ultimate sacrifice.  Every year we pause to acknowledge and celebrate their service, and sadly their deaths.

God bless those who have given up so much for us, and the families that every day remember their loss.

Blessings on your journey”


Believing you can, you can. Though you might not.
Believing you can’t, won’t change that you can. It just hides it.
Whereas simply getting started, however timid your first steps are, and consistently moving in the direction of your dreams day after day, will eventually create such unstoppable momentum, you’ll find it nearly impossible to believe that there was ever a time when you wavered.
From my friends at TUT
”Blessings on your journey”

Yanny or Laurel

Yanny or Laurel?  40% hear Yanny, 42% hear Laurel and 17% can hear both.  the secret is frequency.  The acoustic information that makes us hear Yanny is a higher frequency than the acoustic information that makes us hear Laurel, according to Lars Reicke an assistant professor of audition and cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University.  There is also an affect from the visual prompts.

When things like this happen it makes me think very seriously about our relationships and communications.  Each of us have our own set of receptors that filter and decipher information coming at us.  Each of us translate this information through the qualifiers of our physical sensors, personal memories and experiences and arrive at various conclusions.  All different but with similarities.  It might even be true to say that we never can totally experience total oneness with each other because we’re each different and unique.  Ok, now I’m scaring myself, I still harbor some fear around being alone.  I guess its time for a bike ride!  Giddy-up

“Blessings on your journey”


I’m taken by the statement: nothing that exists today existed until it was first imagined.  It is a simple thought yet a profound message, “We” are the creator.

There are times when I find myself waiting for God to reveal his(her) intention to me and nothing happens.  While other times I am out in the world creating the heck out of it. I often wonder about that and why that is. In my study’s and writing over the years I’ve found something very interesting, and maybe it’s the answer. When you take a look at the word CREATION and move the letter “c” you create the word REACTION.  This simple exercise reveals a significant truth about life, or at least it does to me.

To me, it suggest we’re either “reacting” by complaining, blaming others, waiting for something to appear or happen etc. or “creating”, making something happen and appear that never existed before.

It’s much more fun to be creating and OH, by the way, we were put here to create, giddy -up

“Blessings on your journey”

The coolest person on the planet!

What if, the coolest person on the planet didn’t know they were the coolest person on the planet, because of a few self-doubts, a few trace fears, or the occasional twang of inadequacy. Or because they somehow thought fame, or wealth, or popularity mattered. Or because they just didn’t know the effect they had on others.
It would be a pity, huh? A real travesty. And, of course, telling them wouldn’t achieve much because they’d never believe you. Never. They’d be too modest to accept it. Too naïve to see it. And, well, too cool to think it mattered.
So… well… ah… let’s just leave it at that –
   The Universe
From my friends at TUT
“Blessings on your journey”